I’ve been on the hunt for a good moisturizer for a while. My skin type is a little strange, I have very oily skin but it can also be very dry at the same time. For example, if I put any sort of make up on my nose it immediately starts to peel (I’ve tried primers, water based make up, and my nose still peels). My nose (and cheek area) have always been rather dry but also seem to be the oiliest part of the my face too. The skin in those two areas also has a rougher feel (versus the rest of my face) so there is definitely some hydration missing there. My face is also a bit sensitive and prone to break outs when it doesn’t like a product, so I’m usually cautious about what I put on my face. I had been using the Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Cream for a while however did not notice that it helped the dryness (I tried both the Oil Free version of it and the non Oil Free Version). So, I decided to try something new.
I was on Sephora.com and noticed that Peter Thomas Roth had a new moisturizer out. The name is a mouthful (Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream) however it claimed to give your skin a burst of hydration for up to 72 hours. It claims to help with hydration, uneven skin, dullness, and aging. I took a quick peek at Google Scholar to see if I could find any research specifically on Hyaluronic Acid’s effect on dry skin and couldn’t find much (though there is a bit of research on it’s effectiveness on skin rejuvenation in general). However, I’ve had success with Peter Thomas Roth products in the past (his Therapeutic Acne Sulfur Masque saves my life) so I decided to give it a try. I went to Sephora and bought it. The cost is $52 for 1.6 oz of product – it is a little pricey, however I usually spend a little more on skin care because of how sensitive my skin can get (there was one time I put something, can’t even remember what, on my face and I had an acne goatee for 3 months. Literally 50+ tiny bumps around my mouth.)
First impressions were that the texture of the cream was very light, it almost felt more like a serum than a cream. I took out what I thought would be a normal amount (about the size of a nickel) for my face and it ended up being way too much. Definitely with this product a little goes a long way. For the first 5 minutes it didn’t feel as if the product had sunk into my skin but after a few more minutes I didn’t feel the product on my face any longer. After about an hour I felt my face (to see if it felt any more hydrated) and I was really surprised to find that the skin around my nose and my cheeks felt…softer! Not as smooth as the rest of my face but close! I’m going to try this product for 7 days to see how it stands up and if it causes any break outs.
I tried the product from last Sunday (4.23) to this Sunday (4/30). Throughout the week I did not see any new break outs (I had a few pimples already on my skin but the moisturizer did not aggravate them or cause new ones). I noticed that the area around my nose and cheek felt softer – I put on foundation a few times this week and did not notice nearly as much peeling around my nose/cheek area as I usually get when applying foundation. So far (from this week) I really love this product. It’s giving my skin the moisture it needs and improving the texture of my skin as well. I’m going to give this moisturizer a full month to a final verdict (I figure 3 weeks is a good deal) however so far I really do love this moisturizer.
Have any of you guys tried this moisturizer? Tell me what you think in the comments!
Ingredients (from the Sephora website):
Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Yeast Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Sodium PCA, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Saccharide Isomerate, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cholesterol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Behenic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Ceteareth-25, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica.